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Ottawa Signs Zenon Konopka

from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun,

The Ottawa Senators have just become a tougher team.

Former 67’s captain Zenon Konopka has agreed to a one-year, one-way contract that will pay him $700,000, the Sun has learned.

Konopka has led the NHL in penalty minutes - and been one of its most frequent fighters - in each of the last two seasons. He joins a Senators team that now has plenty of muscle, with Chris Neil, Matt Carkner and Zack Smith also able to rough things up.

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Evilpens's avatar

PISS!!!!!!!!!!! wanted the Pens to sign him & Make him put Mario’s poster Back up on his Parents wall

Posted by Evilpens on 07/05/11 at 02:16 PM ET

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Congrats to Zenon, good team guy, great at faceoffs, but limited hockey ability beyond the circle.

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 07/05/11 at 02:22 PM ET

Da lil Guy's avatar

It’s hard to complain about this signing, but as a Sens fan I have to wonder what the point was. There is no shortage of bottom six guys on the Sens.

This signing may be bad news for Matt Carkner, as it could indicate that he will be the odd man out as the Sens elevate defensive prospects Jared Cowen and David Rundblad.

Also likely means the Sens foresee first round selection Mika Zibanejad spending another year in Sweden.

It could also make Chris Neil expendable.

Posted by Da lil Guy from Guelph, Ontario on 07/05/11 at 04:15 PM ET

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